Cheryl D. Gray is an accomplished entrepreneur, executive coach, and mentor with a mission to support women to live authentically and be their best. Her deep expertise in leadership, organizational development, and business strategy have equipped her to coach executives and leaders through the most challenging transitions. As founder of C. Gray & Associates, she teaches Fortune 100 corporations, federal agencies, and high-net-worth entrepreneurs that leadership integrity is the foundation of stellar business performance.
Prior to establishing her firm, she enjoyed 20 years at P & G, where she held the positions of Field Sales & Operations Manager, Recruiting Training & Development Manager, and Human Resource Executive. She is known for directing a diversity initiative that reduced attrition among women of color by 50% in two years.
Cheryl holds a Masters in Applied Behavioral Science in Organization Development from Johns Hopkins University, where she served for eight years as an adjunct professor for the Carey Business School Leadership Development Program. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Communications from Boston College. Cheryl created Gray’s Integrity Leadership Instrument (GILI) 360°. This tool is the only one of its kind that quantifies leadership integrity and is used in guiding leaders to develop concrete behaviors that increase integrity and improve business outcomes. Shel is a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®, which is among the top global leadership instruments. Cheryl is the author of the personal development book In Support of Myself: A Woman’s Guide to Asking for and Accepting Help from Others.